Another abalone bust in Voëlklip – one arrested

Abalone Poachers nabbed

Members of the Overstrand Municipality’s Task Team arrested a 27-year old man after he was pulled over in Voëlklip transporting abalone worth an estimated R466 300.

On 29 May 2024, at about 22:00, the Task Team officers were conducting crime prevention patrols in Hermanus when they spotted a suspicious vehicle speeding on the R43 / 7th Street in Voëlklip.

They pulled over the vehicle with a CEM registration and found that it was transporting 1 560 abalone. The weight of the shucked abalone was estimated at 187.9 kilograms.

The driver was arrested, and the vehicle and abalone were confiscated and handed over to the Hermanus Police.

Issued by:
Overstrand Municipal Manager, Dean O’Neill

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